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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 11 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
The amendments to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill were added at the behest of senators from farm states with constituents who have an interest in expanding agricultural exports to the island nation.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.
Roadrunner's CEO Mark DiBlasi said the purchase of Stagecoach Cartage will expand its trucking network in the Southwest U.S. and along the Mexican border.